The Ultimate Activities Guide for November 6 – 12, 2015
1. In the Heart of the Sea Advance Screening Contest
Deadline: Sunday, November 15 || Screening: Wednesday, December 9, 7 P.M.
Want to win a free ticket to an exclusive advance screening of Ron Howard’s upcoming film In the Heart of the Sea? The NHA, Dreamland Theater and Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce have teamed up on a contest where lucky winners will have just that chance! To enter to win, stop by one of the following locations: NHA Office, 15 Broad Street; NHA Whaling Museum, 13 Broad Street; Dreamland Theater Lobby, 17 South Water Street; Nantucket Island Chamber of Commerce, 0 Main Street.
2. All About Scallops
Saturday, November 7 || 10 – 11 A.M. || Bartlett’s Farm
Are you a novice in the world of scallops? An old pro looking for a new recipe? Nantucket Fresh Catch’s Joan Skar will be at Bartlett’s Farm for a morning of scallops fit for newbies and pros alike! This cooking demo is not to be missed and is free to the public.
3. Nantucket New School Harvest Bash
Saturday, November 7 || 6 P.M. || Nantucket Yacht Club
We may not be in Tanzania, but Saturday night will be a “Night on the Serengeti” right here on island for the Nantucket New School’s annual fundraising bash! This evening will be one for the books with cocktails, dinner prepared by Chef Michael LaScola, silent and live auctions, and music performed by 3rd Bay Project.
4. Run for Robin 5K
Sunday, November 8 || 8:30 A.M. || VFW Post 8608
The Robin Harvey Foundation, established in honor of beloved community member Robin Harvey, will hold the Run for Robin 5K this weekend. Their first major fundraising event, the Foundation will continue Robin’s legacy of supporting local community organizations. For more information or to sign up for the race, click here.
5. Fantasia 75th Anniversary Screening
Sunday, November 8 || 2 P.M. || Dreamland Theater
Featuring the work of the Disney studio’s artists at their peak, coupled with conductor Leopold Stokowski’s musical arrangements, Fantasia is an extravagant and exotic work of animated art. This screening is sure to bring together the 8-year-olds who have never been introduced to this magical film, 28-year-olds with fond memories of watching in their youth, and 48-year-olds who remember enjoying this masterpiece with their own children years ago! Get your tickets here.
6. Nantucket Community Dinner
Tuesday, November 10 || 6 P.M. || American Legion, 21 Washington Street
There are few better opportunities to gather as an island community than the Nantucket Community Dinners. Held the second Tuesday of every month, why not take an evening to come together and celebrate the wonderful place we call home and the special people we call neighbors? This is a free event, first come first served. If you’d like to sign up to volunteer at the event, click here.
7. Wednesday Wing Night
Wednesday, November 11 || 5:30 – 9 P.M. || Atlas BBQ & Fish House
Free range, slow broiled, grilled, and covered in secret sauce… Sounds good to us! Grab your friends and head over to Atlas for an evening of finger-licking-good wings by the fireside.
8. Food for Thought: “‘Sconset Cottages” with Michael May
Thursday, November 12 || 12- 1 P.M. || Nantucket Whaling Museum
Join Nantucket Preservation Trust Executive Director Michael May and explore some of Sconset’s most remarkable cottages. A summer turned year-round ‘Sconset resident currently living in a 1750 cottage, May is working on a book about ‘Sconset cottages to be released in the next year and looks forward to sharing his knowledge as part of NHA’s Food for Thought lunch and lecture series.
9. Wine Club Gathering
Thursday, November 12 || 5 – 7 P.M. || Épernay Wine & Spirites
Time to mix + mingle as you collect your Wine Club 6-pack full of inspiring wines for the upcoming holidays. Taste four savory selections from Épernay’s two wine clubs (which make great gifts!). Not a member yet? No problem! Join the fun and learn about their wine club membership options.
10. Ladies Night
Thursday, November 12 || 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. || Bartlett’s Farm
Benefitting the Marla Ceely Lamb Fund, Bartlett’s Farm will again play host to Ladies Night: an evening of shopping, festive drinks and treats, a Chinese auction and more! What better way to kick off the holiday season than by supporting local vendors and celebrating with friends?